Pokeworks Expands into Canada

Pokeworks photo outside of storefront

IRVINE, Calif. — Pokeworks is expanding into Canada with four new locations.

Slated to open between November 2023 and March 2024, the restaurant locations include:

  • 197 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, Ont.
  • 2435 Appleby Line, Burlington, Ont.
  • 51 Marketplace Avenue, Barrhaven (Ottawa), Ont.
  • Front and Spadina – The Well, Toronto

The locations are the latest addition to the portfolio of Eat Up Canada. Led by experienced restaurateurs George Heos and Alex Gerzon, the company is the master franchisee for Pokeworks in Canada. All franchisees have a variety of resources at their disposal, including a full-time training and operations manager, giving them access to the brand’s extensive experience within the industry. Pokeworks’ efforts to maximize each franchisee’s success is evidenced by the company’s investment in training, operational optimization, supply-chain management, marketing, human resources and IT.

Pokeworks currently operates 72 domestic and international locations, with numerous new multi-unit area development agreements (ADAs) in place and 12 new restaurants in development across the U.S. in 2023 alone.

“We’re thrilled to introduce our premium, handcrafted poke bowls to new guests north of the border in partnership with our dedicated franchise partners, George and Alex,” says Pokeworks CEO Regina Cheung. “We’re committed to providing unparalleled support to our franchise owners so the Pokeworks brand can stay at the culinary forefront across North America.”

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